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March 20, 2019

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Plans for new hospital are delayed

Plans for a new hospital in North Las Vegas at Craig Road and Commerce Street were delayed Wednesday by the Planning Commission until July 25.

Universal Health Services of Delaware, the company proposing to build the hospital, did not submit an impact statement necessary for approving a special use permit, planners noted.

Under Senate Bill 191, projects as big as the hospital must perform a study to determine the possible effects a building may have on its surrounding areas.

The proposed 39-acre site, which includes a portion of the Craig Ranch Golf Course, was the previous site for a proposed Station Casinos resort. Neighbors objected to having a gaming establishment so close, and appealed a City Council's decision to allow a casino.

The City Council's decision was overturned in March by the state Gaming Policy Committee review panel.

Residents said they were not against a hospital being built near their homes, but they would like the structure to match the neighborhood. The positioning of a helicopter pad and trauma unit along the backside of the hospital also caused some concern with a resident.